File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2 User Reviews

A newer version of File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility is available.

Or, Learn More About File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility
Average User Rating stars

out of 187 user reviews

Back to product review

All User Reviews

Results 1-10 of 45

  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple, Priced Right, Effective"

    August 23, 2011  |   By dolrdady

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    So simple, I managed to do it myself. Straightforward and clear. Drop down menus made it easy

    Cons

    None that I found.

    Summary

    It worked perfectly for me. Over 300GB of files recovered. I almost wish I had another corrupted drive, to use it again

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Recovered all data from formatted external hard drive!"

    July 29, 2011  |   By dawnw5

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    Recovered everything and restored all directory structure. Instant support via online support chat for a few questions I had about licensing.

    Cons

    Absolutely none!

    Summary

    I originally was going to use VirtualLab but had a pre-manufactured response to any question I had that never answered a question from their support. I found on later reviews that others had the same problem. I decided to try File Scavenger and had my files recovered the next day. I had accidentally wiped out my external hard drive AND had mistakenly pointed to it to load Windows XP (unsuccessfully). I had actually did a quick and long format on it twice. File Scavenger recovered all files including music, video, pictures...everything...and it restored all my directory structure. All of that for $50.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "The tool probably works as advertised"

    June 16, 2011  |   By RexBrown

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    The tool works.

    Cons

    Was not the tool I needed.

    Summary

    I downloaded the tool looking for something to do a particular job. None of the tools I downloaded would do what I needed but the tool does not particularly advertise that it would so I gave it the same rating as the average.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "It actually works"

    May 9, 2011  |   By mdpianist

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    Easy! Search, recover. That's it.

    Cons

    Did not find any

    Summary

    This is the one to get. Some of these other ones I tried were so confusing and you could NOT actually recover the files. This one allowed me to recover and save the files! Thank you! It actually works. I can't believe it. :)

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Great program with welcome focus on usability"

    April 29, 2011  |   By Adamanta

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    Good usability, nothing is left for the user to work out. It even has a dialogue to remind you about the explorer tree navigation although it was obvious anyway. You have simple or detailed, I personally did both but simple did the job just fine.

    Cons

    Shareware so have to pay for it. Perhaps lacks customisation of more advanced tools but is a general recovery tool for the average user.

    Summary

    Recommended, will recover your data without having to read documentation or be a data recovery specialist.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "File Scavenger worked when a dozen others failed"

    April 17, 2011  |   By PSSnyder

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    Seems to find deleted and damaged files that other programs missed, also seems able to search damaged drives

    Cons

    Sometimes it does not work and you need to send the drive off for hundreds of dollars of clean room work if you hav eto have the files

    Summary

    I have been surprised how File Scavenger worked where other programs failed. It is not a particularly full featured or pretty user interface kind of program - bot it works just when you think you have lost that important file. It recovered a complete drive full of files when windows could not even find the drive.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "Bad program and ToS, stay away."

    April 14, 2011  |   By Roaxis

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    At least it scans for files and tries to recover them...

    Cons

    Slow
    Limited to one computer per key.

    Summary

    I don't recommend this program to anyone who is looking to buy it. It is a waste of money and left me feeling like I just wasted my money on a useless program. The one thing that I leaned is that I am never, and I mean never, doing business with QueTek ever again. And the reason why I feel as though it was a waste of money is because I installed the program on one computer, got the license key, junked the PC and installed on my new laptop and it said that I have an invalid product key. Never giving them another cent of my money... ever.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 3.0 stars

    "cannot open recovered file"

    March 15, 2011  |   By csanders1213

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    It does recover most of my files, but I find the ones I need the most, the reason I truly purchased the software, I cannot get to open.

    Cons

    cannot get my intended files to open after recovery.

    Summary

    If I cannot find a way to open the files I need the money paid for this utility is a waste.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • 1.0 stars

    "I was attacked and a program completely wipe out!"

    March 4, 2011  |   By Brownbear80

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    have not found any

    Cons

    once I dowloaded , I had one program "Palm Desktop" That was wipped clean. I don't know how to recover all the important information? And wish I have never downloaded .

    Summary

    I would like to vomitt after my loss !

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Worked for what I needed to do"

    February 25, 2011  |   By jy152

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

    Pros

    I needed to fix a corrupted file and was amazed that it worked.

    Cons

    Since it worked I have no complaints

    Summary

    I'm not tech saavy but was so happy to find a program that helped me find and fix a corrupted file.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1-10 of 45

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

You must be 13 years of age or older to submit personal information to CNET Networks. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, CNET Networks does not accept name and e-mail address information from users who are under 13 years of age.

All submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submission.

CNET Networks is not responsible for the content of the publisher's descriptions or user reviews on this site. We encourage you to determine whether this product or your intended use is legal. We do not encourage or condone the use of any software in violation of applicable laws. CNET Download.com does not sell, resell, or license any of the products listed on the site. We cannot be held liable for issues that arise from the download or use of these products.

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel